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Re: The winning strategy for 2010 Drafts

Postby rookies and cream » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:44 am

DaSh 1s wrote:
JMB05 wrote:
Fenway Punk wrote:
And you shall have it.

As you guys probably have figured out by now, I've got no problem tooting my own horn. Using the approach that I came up with in the OP, I finished the 2010 season in first place in 4 out of 5 leagues. So what happened with the fifth, right? Well, that was the second year of a keeper league,(first year for me) where I took over for an abandonded team. I finished the year fourth, but I am set up for success with a strong core of young talent.
But back to those 4 first place teams. Using the recommended strategy illustrated in the OP~ I was able to put together this powerhouse -
C. Weiters, 1B Miggy 2B Cano 3B Longoria SS Andrus OF Car-Go OF Vlad OF C. Young UTIL Beltre UTIL R. Davis
SP- Wainwright SP- Lester P- Verlander P- Buchholz P- Latos RP- Feliz RP- Soriano BN- Bell, BN- Wagner, BN- Hanson
Yeah, yeah, i know. Hurraaaaaay me. Looking at the bats alone, you can see that there are now 4 first round guys in that line-up. I will be working hard from now until spring trainer to figure out how to do that again, but with different guys. Of course, the reality is that won't happen again, but I don't do well with reality. !+)

PS. I swear I'm not full of bulldonkey. Check out my fantasy profile over at yahoo! under awesomex69. I live, breath, and sleep baseball. Fantasy baseball comes naturally as result, and I am proud to share the secrets to total league domination.



I have no problem with your bats, you got lucky with Cargo, but looks good. My problem is your pitching staff. I too went bats early, but with the last pick in a 10-team league my 3rd round pick (pick 30) Wainwright, Lester, and Verlander were gone. It might be my league, but, not just you specifically, this board lives in an alternate reality from any draft that I participate in. All it takes is one team looking for pitching to start a run.

I still won my league, and a few grand, but I would give more praise to Rookies and Cream (and Yoda) for their awesome work in the offseason!


Verlander, Wainwright, and Lester inside the top 30 was a reach going into the 2010 season. Especially Verlander.


Agreed that all 3 were a reach inside the top 30. But were you aware that Verlander's MDP (46) was lower than both Wainwright (54) and Lester (58)?
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Re: The winning strategy for 2010 Drafts

Postby Fenway Punk » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:02 am

To address the comments on pitching... it was a 12 team league, and I waited until round 5 where I took Wainwright, Lester, and Verlander in that order. I had pick 10.

And I'm sorry to continue to sound like Nostrodamous, but I did not get lucky with Car-Go. I made sure to select him in all of my drafts for a reason.
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Re: The winning strategy for 2010 Drafts

Postby JMB05 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:39 pm

Fenway Punk wrote:To address the comments on pitching... it was a 12 team league, and I waited until round 5 where I took Wainwright, Lester, and Verlander in that order. I had pick 10.

And I'm sorry to continue to sound like Nostrodamous, but I did not get lucky with Car-Go. I made sure to select him in all of my drafts for a reason.



If you thought Cargo was going to be the 1 overall player you wouldn't have waited until the 9th round to take him. A great gamble on your part? Sure! The second coming for fantasy baseball gurus? Hardly. I took Liriano in the 10th round, shoot I took Hamilton in the 8th, big whoops.

We all gamble, sometimes we get lucky.
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Re: The winning strategy for 2010 Drafts

Postby Skin Blues » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:56 pm

If he knew he would be there in the 9th, why would he take him earlier? He was responding to a comment that he was lucky with CarGo which he felt wasn't true. He didn't say he knew he'd be #1 overall either... you just sound bitter, to be honest. Must have been a rough year.
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Re: The winning strategy for 2010 Drafts

Postby JMB05 » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:26 pm

Skin Blues wrote:If he knew he would be there in the 9th, why would he take him earlier? He was responding to a comment that he was lucky with CarGo which he felt wasn't true. He didn't say he knew he'd be #1 overall either... you just sound bitter, to be honest. Must have been a rough year.



Haha, read my previous posts I won a considerable amount of money, but it wasn't because I am smarter than everybody, it's because I gambled and won, and got LUCKY.

Saying you aren't lucky and just that good is just silly.

Bitter? Where is that coming from?

I am not saying Cargo wasn't a huge pickup, and I am not saying he didn't champion him before the 2010 draft, I 'm saying Cargo out performed everyones expectations, except for Fenway Punk's because he is claiming to have all the answers, that's what I am saying.
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Re: The winning strategy for 2010 Drafts

Postby Fenway Punk » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:37 am

JMB05 wrote:
Skin Blues wrote:If he knew he would be there in the 9th, why would he take him earlier? He was responding to a comment that he was lucky with CarGo which he felt wasn't true. He didn't say he knew he'd be #1 overall either... you just sound bitter, to be honest. Must have been a rough year.



Haha, read my previous posts I won a considerable amount of money, but it wasn't because I am smarter than everybody, it's because I gambled and won, and got LUCKY.

Saying you aren't lucky and just that good is just silly.

Bitter? Where is that coming from?

I am not saying Cargo wasn't a huge pickup, and I am not saying he didn't champion him before the 2010 draft, I 'm saying Cargo out performed everyones expectations, except for Fenway Punk's because he is claiming to have all the answers, that's what I am saying.

Calm down. I don't have all the answers, I'll be the first to tell you that. I will also be the first to tell you that I am VERY VERY good at this. Look, as I've said before... I eat, sleep, and breathe baseball. Heck, I still play semi-pro ball because I just can't let go. Since my brain has been replaced with leather and red-laces, fantasy baseball comes naturally, and I enjoy using this talent to help others. Sheesh. :-[
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Re: The winning strategy for 2010 Drafts

Postby J35J » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:35 pm

Fenway Punk wrote:I eat, sleep, and breathe baseball.


So in other words you're just like everyone else here... Welcome aboard!
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